Become more knowledgeable.
Education is the key to making better financial decisions
Financial literacy is more than just being able to buy a house, know whether to buy or lease a car or balance a checkbook. Your financial health depends greatly on your understanding of how to manage money. In the US, we make great efforts to teach children to read and write, but we don’t provide the same education for their financial literacy. As a result, far too few people know how to manage their personal financial lives. These resources can help you get started on your road to making better financial decisions and improving your financial health.
Start building your financial literacy today by clicking on any of the links below.
FRB Consumer’s Guide to Credit Cards
Federal Reserve Board’s guide to navigating the process of obtaining and using credit cards
Federal Student Aid website dedicated to finding the resources you need to make college a reality.
Not-for-profit association to help students and parents prepare for a successful college experience.
Federal Student Financial Aid
US Department of Education website with all you need to know about federal student aid programs
Federal Student Loans
US Department of Education’s website that teaches you how to obtain and manage your student loans.
Comprehensive, independent guide to learning about and applying for financial aid for higher education.
529s & More: Resources to help plan for higher education through 529 College Savings Plans.
Federal Housing Administration
Learn about home buying from the largest government insurer of mortgages in the world.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Single source for information on renting, financing, buying, and owning a home in the United States.
FDIC Money Smart
A financial education site sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Multiple financial topics
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Website that explains financial information so consumers can make better financial decisions
Financial Literacy & Education Commission
Government-sponsored website dedicated to teaching you personal finance basics.
**Good for Kids!**
United States Government’s Official Web Portal
US government’s official online portal that provide easy access to government information and services.
Federal Trade Commission
Official website of the Federal Trade Commission, offering consumer protection and anti-trust information.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Official website of the largest independent securities regulator in the country.
NYSE Money Sense
The New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) educational website to help you better understand and manage personal finances.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
The official website of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
IRS Publication 590:Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Online
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) site explaining IRA contribution income limits and other IRA rules.
Social Security Online
The official website of the United States Social Security Administration.
United States Department of Labor
A complete guide to understanding the different types of retirement plans.